MPEG-DASH Tutorial: Embedding an adaptive streaming video within your HTML5 application

Poor quality streaming video solutions resulted in an estimated $2.16 Billion of lost revenue in 2012 (according to the 2013 Conviva Viewer Experience Report). That’s a LOT of zeros! Since we at Microsoft Open technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech) believe this is simply unacceptable, we’d like to share some ways in which developers can leverage open…

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After Pointer Events, here comes Interoperable Panning Experiences through CSS Scrolling Snap Points

Today, Microsoft submitted a new proposal to the W3C – “CSS Scrolling Snap Points”, designed to enable well-polished panning experiences for touch and other input devices, based on APIs introduced in IE10 and improved in IE11. This submission comes on the heels of Pointer Events, as one of the ways Microsoft is advancing the Web…


MS Open Tech early contributor to open source dash.js community to accelerate advanced video streaming through MPEG-DASH standard

MPEG-DASH is key to the future of online video as it is the latest ISO standard for Internet streaming. Over 75% of surveyed European broadcasters are planning to adopt the standard by the middle of 2014. To accelerate this new media technology, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech) recently contributed code on a new…

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Apache Qpid Proton AMQP libraries now available for Windows.

Back in November Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. announced that Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) 1.0 was approved as an OASIS Standard.  AMQP 1.0 enables interoperability using wire-level messaging between compliant clients and brokers. Applications can achieve full-fidelity message exchange between components built in multiple languages and frameworks and running on different operating systems.   Today we’re…

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WS-Management adopted as ISO/IEC international standard

DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force) announced today that the DMTF Web Services Management standard (WS-Man) version 1.1 has now been adopted by ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) as an international standard, ISO/IEC 17963:2013. This is a great milestone on the industry’s journey toward broad adoption of interoperable, royalty-free, standards-based solutions…

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MS Open Tech publishes HTML5 Labs prototype of a Customizable, Ubiquitous Real Time Communication over the Web API proposal

Prototype with interoperability between Chrome on a Mac and IE10 on Windows From: Martin Thomson Senior Architect, Skype, Microsoft Corp. Bernard Aboba Principal Architect, Lync, Microsoft Corp. Adalberto Foresti Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. The hard work continues at the W3C WebRTC Working Group where we collectively aim to define a standard for…


New MS Open Tech Prototype of the HTTP/2.0 initial draft in an Apache HTTP server module

We continue to see good momentum within the HTTP/2.0 Working Group (IETF 85 meeting) toward identifying suitable technical answers for the seven key areas of discussion, which we had identified back in August, including an update to the HTTP/2.0 Flow Control Principles draft, which Microsoft co-authored with Google and Ericsson. Through our continuing support of…


Breaking news: HTML 5.0 and Canvas 2D specification’s definition is complete!

Today marks an important milestone for Web development, as the W3C announced the publication of the Candidate Recommendation (CR) version of the HTML 5.0 and Canvas 2D specifications. This means that the specifications are feature complete: no new features will be added to the final HTML 5.0 or the Canvas2D Recommendations. A small number of…

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Customizable, Ubiquitous Real Time Communication over the Web (CU-RTC-Web)

UPDATE: See our latest W3C WebRTC Working Group blog post on 01-17-2013 https://aka.ms/WebRTCPrototypeBlog describing our new CU-RTC-Web prototype that you can download on HTML5 Labs. From: Matthew Kaufman – Inventor of RTMFP, the most widely used browser-to-browser RTC protocol on the web Principal Architect, Skype, Microsoft Corp. Martin Thomson Senior Architect, Skype, Microsoft Corp. Jonathan Rosenberg…

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HTTP/2.0 makes a great step forward in Vancouver, but this is just the beginning!

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen Principal Architect, Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. Rob Trace Senior Program Manager Lead, Microsoft Corporation Gabriel Montenegro Principal Software Development Engineer, Microsoft Corporation     We just came back from the IETF meeting in Vancouver, where the HTTP working group was meeting to decide on the way forward for HTTP/2.0. We are…